Biden: Democrats Should Not Ask About Amy Coney Barrett’s Faith During Confirmation Hearings – By Bradley Cortright (IJ Review) / Oct 12 2020
As senators prepared for Barrett’s confirmation hearings, Republicans recounted Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s (D-Calif.) 2017 questioning of how Barrett’s Catholic faith might influence her decisions when she was nominated to an appeals court.
During the first day of hearings, Republicans repeatedly warned their Democratic colleagues against questioning Barrett’s faith.
As he left for a campaign event on Monday, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, who is Catholic, was asked how Senate Democrats should handle questions about Barrett’s faith.
“Faith should not be considered,” Biden said, adding, “I don’ think there’s any questions about her faith.”
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